Sorry guys. I found out yesterday that Vardre are not bringing an under 10s side. I tried all the local sides (and many further afield) and no one was free to bring a side or host us. So unfortunately there is no match tomorrow. We will take the day off rather than more training, with quite a few lads away for half term. Enjoy the clocks going back and a big lie in.
Next week we have winter training starting on Fridays. Details to follow. And a 2 matches to look forward to at Neath.
P.S. Excellent to see Luke back from injuries on Wednesday, and to see him get stuck right back into the action.
Our scheduled match this Sunday is away at Pontarddulais. Phil at Bont has confirmed they definitely have enough for only one match. Given that we, and most other teams will have a break on the following Sunday (23rd) for the World Cup final, we have arranged another match for next WEDNESDAY away at Gorseinon. KO 6:00 pm. So we will mix the boys again into 2 teams and everyone will have a full fixture.
We will try to END UP WITH 12 or 11 in each team - so please respond asap so I can juggle as necessary (if Bont numbers are short or due to wednesday unavailability).
Bont. Meet SUNDAY 10:30. The match, as usual, is played at the Pontarddulais Comprehensive School Playing Fields. Directions HERE. Forwards: TTS, Owen, Cam, Neil, Jack, Harry Backs: Arthur, Lloyd, Luca, Ethan, Fin
Gorseinon on WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK. Directions to follow. Forwards: Jacob, Myles, Connor, Tom H, Kieran, Josh Backs: Duncan, Sam, Danny, Tom R, Ike, Dylan
Gowerton have one of the bigger squads in the area and are bringing 2 teams down to Bishopston on Sunday. The first KO is scheduled for 10:30, and the second for just after 11:00. Each squad needs to meet about 30 mins before KO.
Team Positions Although we don't have formal positions at u10s, we are gradually moving towards a more structured game (15 a side begins in year 7). So we want players to think a little bit more about their position, where they should be on the pitch and what they should be doing. Even though it is fairly obvious where some lads will play we aim to move players around so they try different positions, and we also have to consider who else is in the team, so players must not think they are stuck with a role. Forwards: defending close to the action of the tackle area, rucking, winning the ball off the floor Half Backs: moving the ball away from the tackle area Backs: Making a wider defensive line, looking to run into space
Gowerton Teams A. Meet 10:00 for first game Forwards: Jack, Owen, Harry, Myles, Tom H, Neil Half Backs: Fin, Lloyd Backs: Cam, Dylan, Danny
Gowerton Teams B. Meet 10:45 for second game Forwards: Josh, Tom R, Connor, Jacob, Kieran, TTS Half Backs: Arthur, Luca Backs: Sam, Ike, Ethan, Duncan
At the club AGM this year, and at the Junior Section meeting some changes to the membership rules for the club were agreed. The aim is to raise money to support increasing costs for the club, in the face of decreasing takings over the last few years. At present all subs go to the individual teams, and your £3.50 per month goes straight to the Wildcats account, and is only spent on the Wildcats. We will now be adding a club membership of £10 per player. This will apply across the whole junior section. In return the club will take over all Sunday home game catering, and provide our hotdogs and rolls, or other food as requested. We hope this will raise very useful funds for your club, and that at exactly £1 per week the Wildcats still offer very good value for money.
To keep the money separate we will collect the membership as cash. I'll be looking for a volunteer to tick everyone off over the next couple of weeks. I, or the junior Chairman will be happy to answer any questions.
Big thanks to the boys from the under 9s who made up the numbers at Morriston, they did the Vikings proud. It meant we coped with the loss of a few players and still managed 2 games with the luxury of no substitutes. Both close good games, with only 1 try separating the teams stretched from Llanelli to Morriston.